Hyderabad: Telangana reported 168 new COVID cases on Tuesday taking the overall tally to 2,99,254 in the state.

The state reported zero new deaths on March 2 taking the total death tally to 1,635. The fatality rate in the state is 0.54 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.4 per cent.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 29 new cases while Rangareddy reported 13 new cases. Districts of Telangana is seeing an increase in cases. Medchal Malkajigir reported 15 news cases while Karimnagar reported 10 cases.

Around 163 citizens recovered from the infection on Tuesday taking the tally of total recoveries to 2,95,707. The recovery rate, as per the government now stands at 98.81 per cent, which approximately one per cent higher than the national average of 97 per cent.

The government tested 40,444 citizens for the virus on Tuesday. So far 88,01,651 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,36,476. Still, 786 reports are awaited.

The state currently has 1,912 active cases. Of the total active cases, 796 are under home isolation. Of total positive cases, 70 per cent are asymptomatic with no severe signs of distress while 30 per cent are symptomatic.

According to the state bulletin, men aged between 31 and 40 years contribute to 14.72 per cent of the total cases. Women aged between 21 and 30 years contribute to 9.02 per cent of the total cases. The deaths due to comorbidities have risen to 55.04 per cent. 44.96 per cent of victims had no comorbidities.

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